Based in Bangkok, Hathai Techakitteranun joined The Straits Times as Thailand Correspondent in 2019 after holding the same position for the German Press Agency (DPA).
Having studied social science in Australia and Europe, Hathai's background is quite diverse. She has worked as a news anchor for both television and radio, as well as taught in universities.
Hathai's coverage of Thailand ranges from politics, social issues to tourism. When not reporting, she loves to go trekking in mountains in Asia.